The other day, I walked into a local store.

Without prompting, the owner said:  “People are happy.”

That evening, walking at the beach, I met a Westport couple.  Out of the blue the woman said:  “Isn’t life good?  I feel so happy.”

What’s behind this sudden spasm of good feeling?

Perhaps it really is “out of the blue” — the bright blue skies we enjoyed for several days, along with perfect temperatures and low humidity.

Perhaps  we’ve finally shaken off the “blue” feeling we had throughout the long, snowy winter, followed by a cold, wet spring.

Sure, storm clouds loom.  The economy remains rough, and next month we could see a monetary crisis that dwarfs anything America has ever faced.

But for now, for many of us, summer in Westport is good.  The weather is nice (except for today).  The beach and Sound are beautiful, and there are tons of things to do in and around town.

We’re happy.  No need to over-analyze it.  Let’s leave it at that.

Have a great weekend!

3 responses to “Happy

  1. Westport is a funny place. The world appears to be going to shit around us, but those of us fortunate to live here wake up in paradise every day. The smart ones know this.

  2. The Dude Abides

    Nice observation. I think it has a lot to do with the amount of sunshine (only 212 days in CT) and school is out (two months really). If you had walked into Fountain of Youth, John would have told you “Never felt better in my life.”

  3. Truly Happy

    My husband’s sister has been Happy all her life. She is 109 years and 7 1/2 months.